2016 RAC Artist Fellowship Applications Now Open

St. Louis – June 30, 2016 – The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) announced today that the application process for the $20,000 Artist Fellowships to local artists is now open. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The 2016 Artist Fellowships mark the fourth year of this initiative to support St. Louis area artists of all disciplines. This initiative was created based on results of the RAC sponsored Artists Count survey conducted in 2012, the largest survey of its kind in the United States. The application, eligibility, schedule, and criteria for selection can be found at http://racstl.org/grant/artists-fellowships/

Ten $20,000 fellowships will be awarded to individual St. Louis artists in any discipline. Recipients will be chosen by an Advisory Committee of professionals, peers and RAC Commissioners. Beyond monetary value, this opportunity will give artists time and freedom to study, reflect, experiment, explore, and create. Since its inception in 2013, thirty St. Louis area artists have received this fellowship award.

For more information and to RSVP for the free ‘how-to-apply” workshops, see http://racstl.org/grant/artists-fellowships/  If you have any questions about the RAC Artists Fellowships or the Artists Fellowships Workshops, please contact Roseann Weiss, Director of Artist and Community Initiatives at roseann@racstl.org  or 314/863-5811.

About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. It is the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, and since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,900 grants totaling over $97 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and St. Louis County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. Visit www.racstl.org for more information, or follow us on Facebook at Regional Arts Commission or Twitter @RACStLouis.



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